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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Dec 8, 2011 2:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: About that there hall of fame...

Good inductions,bad inductions,I believe that institution should be completely and totally ignored by fans and artists alike until a proper alternative not run by Rolling Stone magazine and the like is brought into existence.As it stands now I don't see how anyone could have any respect or get caught up in who is in or out,just look at the roster and it is easily realized that this is a horseshit operation run by buffoons.Abba,Miles Davis,Mahalia Jackson,Jimmy Cliff,Bobby Darin,Grandmaster Flash,Sex Pistols(the Monkees of their generation),the list goes on and on,I realize some of the people I listed are talented,and are there as supposed influences of the artists who followed them,but I find it hard to believe a whole lot of rock artists were touched by Bobby Darin,Abba or Mahalia Jacksons gospel drivel. It is 2012,the place has been open since 1986(?) and the Faces just got in, case closed.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Dec 8, 2011 7:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: About that there hall of fame...

No influence by Abba? Gosh, haven't you heard Lady Gaga's Alejandro? I rest my case :-)

As for the Sex Pistols being the Monkees of their generation ... oh LOL or ROFLMAO or whichever acronym fits ... but I object. I still remember how refreshing those memorable lines, "god save the queen, she ain't no human bean," seemed when they came on the radio amid all the Foreigner, Journey, yekkety blich. (Are they in the RARHOF? Do I care?) Of course, I also did like the Monkees ...

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Dec 8, 2011 10:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: About that there hall of fame...

I have to admit that song warmed my anarchist heart,but they were just such repulsive posers,it was all so forced and fake,plus they could barely play their instruments.By the way I have no gripe with Abba,but you would think their music is far to pop oriented for the r+r hall of fame.I actually didn't realize I insulted the Monkees until you mentioned that you liked them,and then it kicked in that I like the Monkees too,but they were created and had their image molded much the way the Pistols did,it turned they just had better songs than the Pistols.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Dec 8, 2011 11:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: About that there hall of fame...

Well, I meant I liked the Monkees as a kid; not that I think they're the artistic heights. Though they're fun. And one of their moms invented White Out. And also, one of them produced Repo Man. I could cheat and google which one, but I'm too lazy.

Do you know there are lots of Sex Pistols, Sid Vicious, and Punk is Not Dead t-shirts hereabouts? I have a pretty good idea that 99 percent of the wearers have no idea what punk might be. Kinda like the man I saw walking around in the pink t-shirt that said, "I have PMS and I have a gun."

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Dec 8, 2011 9:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: About that there hall of fame...

"I find it hard to believe a whole lot of rock artists were touched by Bobby Darin,Abba or Mahalia Jacksons gospel drivel"

Don't be prejudiced dude. Mahalia Jackson had one of the great voices of the 20th century. R&R had lots of roots and some of the greatest singers came from gospel - Sam Cooke/Aretha/Ray Charles etc.

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Dec 8, 2011 10:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: About that there hall of fame...

I understand and I must admit I struggle a bit reigning in the disdain I have for all things religious.I know she has a great voice,but I doubt if she was a direct influence on many "rock" artists,more likely they were influenced by r&b/soul artists who were influenced by her,which was part of my point,why not then have Beethoven,Bach,Stephen Foster,or anyone who wrote music that might have influenced rock musicians in the "rock&roll hall of fame".All that said and done DH you were correct in calling me out for not respecting Mahalia's talent.

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Dec 9, 2011 10:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: About that there hall of fame...

I love the discussions around here.